The Lady Lancers fired a round of 319 at the Hammock Beach Resort’s Ocean Course, nine strokes ahead of second-place Campbellsville.
Grace’s round set a new program record for lowest team score during a championship event (NCCAA or Crossroads League), beating the previous best round by five strokes.
“We are happy to have gotten off to a good start, but there are 36 holes yet to be played,” said Grace head coach Denny Duncan. “There are a lot of good teams here. We will need to play well.”
Three Lady Lancers ended the day in the top 10 in the field. Freshman Lucy Young fired a 76, good for second place and two strokes out of the lead.
The tournament continues with 18 holes on Tuesday and the final round on Wednesday.
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